At the end of last month, I held a small community vote in our discord server to decide the next project. A stunning red gown won, so here it is for your sims to wear in all its glory!
With its barely see through sleeves, rich colours and long, pleated skirt, this gown is perfect for any formal event. Openings of parliament or galas have never looked so democratic before!
Base game compatible.
Available in 15 swatches.
Found in the long dress category.
Not allowed for random.
Redefining maternity style!
I sketched up some looks for #Rihanna. Which one is your fave? 🤎❤️🖤
@rihanna @fentybeauty @SavageXFenty @fentyskin #MaternityFashion #badgalriri #Fenty #FentyBeauty
Blah blah blah, have four dresses. Hope you’ll enjoy.
Base game compatible.
Available in the swatches shown on the preview.
Found in the
Hat found in the hat category.
Flower recolours found in the piercings category.
Nothing in this set is allowed for random.
Grammy winner Doja Cat looking stunning wearing custom #AtelierVersace at the #GRAMMYs 🧊🤍
#DojaCat #Versace #VersaceCelebrities #Grammys2022
What is a Robe à la Piémontaise?
EXCELLENT QUESTION, MY FRIEND.
Let’s say that if you put in the mixer a robe à la française and a robe a l’anglaise, you get a robe à la piémontaise. It’s like the labradoodle of the 18th century dresses.
Now, where does the name come from? Apparently, according to a 1778 plate that describes this dress (more on that later), this style is first "taken from the theatre of Lyon during the journey of Her Royal Highness Madame Clotilde of France, Princess of Piedmont" in 1775.
This particular dress style was fashionable during the 1770s an 1780s, so most extant ones are simply dated as "late 18th century", which is not wrong (let's also think about those that get into a trend later, and also about dresses having alterations through time).
So, how would we describe a robe à la pièmontaise? Imagine a robe à la française with those spectacular pleats floating on the back, but then separate the pleats from the torso and make it perfectly smooth, then add the pleats only on the neckline. Did that make any kind of sense? Maybe? Anyway, that would look something like this:
It's really the side view that gives the piémontaise away.
Here a description from a 1778 fashion plate: "Robe à la Piémontaise: these gowns have pleats in the back, like the robes à la Française, but these pleats are applied after cutting, like the skirts of a gown, and form a type of cape, which attaches in the back at the top of the collar; this mantua is left to hang. Sometimes the Ladies cover the body or pull it up under the arms with much grace." Galerie des Modes, 13e Cahier, 6e Figure, 1778.
You can take a look at the plate HERE at Cassidy Percoco's blog (that is definitely worth a follow!)
Anyway, another post is coming with way more images about this dress, and some recreations by some costumers that are jaw dropping.
Images from top:
- A rare silk strips brocade robe à la Piémontaise, 1770s, Kerry Taylor Auctions.